Cartographic Curiosity: the Houses of Braunschweig, Lunenburg and the House of Stuart
SEUTTER MATTHÄUS Genealogical tree of Braunschweig & Lunenburg, and the House of Stuart of Great Britain. "Neu inventierter Genealogisch. Stam Baum des Uhrhalten Hoch Fürstlich. nun mehr. auch Fürstlich u. Gross Brittanischen Königl Hauses Braunschweig Lünenburg...." Augsburg SEUTTER MATTHÄUS 1734
Copper engraved genealogical plate by Matthaus Seutter from his "Grosser Atlas," Original full colour; verso blank. The image shows a Genealogical tree with a King reclining below; to the left a small tree of the House of Stuart. Seutter shows how the families became linked so that a German became King of Great Britain. Decorative title cartouche, black and white as issued; two heraldic coats of arms. Dark impression; Damage at centrefold where adhesion had caused a tear repaired; light foxing in places.
580 by 520mm (22¾ by 20½ inches). €600
Cartographic Curiosity: the House of Eberhard Ludwig of Württemburg & Teck
SEUTTER MATTHÄUS Genealogical tree of the House of Eberhard Ludwig of Würtenburg & Teck. "Dem Durchlaughteigsten Fürsten ubd Herrn, Herrn Eberhard Ludwig, Herzogen zu Würtenburg und Teck Grafen zu Mömpelgard, herrn zu Hiidenheim etc .etc...." Augsburg SEUTTER MATTHÄUS 1734
Copper engraved genealogical plate by Matthaus Seutter from his "Grosser Atlas," Original full colour; verso blank. The image shows a Genealogical tree with a reclining figure below; to the right a vine grows to form the title cartouche, below which sit two allagorical female figureswith a hop garden in the background, surounding them a hunters spoils and geometrical instruments. To the left on the hide of a deer details of the genealogyof the duchy of Würtemburg and Teck The image portrayed by Seutter reflects what we know of Eberhard Ludwig: he became Duke in 1683 at the age of 16, and showed no excessive interest in governmental affairs. Eberhard Ludwig was described by his contemporaries as superficial and easily influenced. Most importantly, his behavior led to the political fate of the land being greatly decided by his council. The duke preferred hunting and left the administration of his county in the hands his advisors. Seutter therefore seems to be commenting on the Duke as well as giving the family tree. Dark impression; slight browning at centrefold ; showthrough from verso of old ink nu.mber.
580 by 520mm (22¾ by 20½ inches). €700
SEUTTER MATTHÄUS The Holy Roman Empire. "Icon Synoptica Sac. Rom. Imp. Electorum, Du Cum,Principum." Augsburg SEUTTER MATTHÄUS 1734
Copper engraved genealogical plate by Matthäus Seutter from his "Grosser Atlas," Original full colour; verso blank. The map/portrait is of a symbolic figure of an "Elector" in full robes, which are covered with listings of all rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, princes, electors and dukes. To the left of the image is an obelisk decorated with heraldic coats of arms; to the right the regalia of Kingship, a crown and sceptre with the throne of State. Dark impression; centrefold split ( approx 40mm) repaired; some light foxing within plate, a few darker spots to right blank margin; ink spot within title; printers crease to lower left margin.
590 by 505mm (23¼ by 20 inches). €800
Weigel Christoph The World."Planiglobium Terrestre Minus, in hanc forman reductam a Iohanne Bapt Homanno Geogr..." Noribergæ/Nuremberg Weigel Christoph 1718-20
Copper engraved double hemisphere world map by Christoph Weigel after Johann Bapt Homann. Original colour. verso blank. The map is from the " Atlas Manualis Scholasticus et Itinerarius " and is a reduced version after Homans early world map with California as an island. Insets of polar projections, where Homann has celestials, the vignettes surrounding the map including the winds in the upper half and the landscapes below are the same as in Homann's map. Dark impression; light toning to edges of blank margins; centrefold split ,repaired at lower margin ;slight printers crease close to lower centerfold.
284 by 355mm (11¼ by 14 inches). €1800